Heavy overnight rain and strong winds made for an interesting start to Friday morning. A few brave souls ventured out onto the water but held to the leeward side of the reservoir. Strong winds dominated the day and limited the fishing, but perseverance paid off for all concerned. Season permit holder Ian Western caught a brace from the bank using lure patterns near the Valve Tower. Mr K Barnett and Mr R Bagnall had 8 fish between them using a mixture of lure patterns and nymphs in the top few feet of the water. Craig Middleton and Mike Smith took to the water to net 5 fish between them from a drifting boat on what they described as a very challenging day.